Alfonso Miranda > Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos > Bogota, Colombia > Lawyer Profile

Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos
AV CALLE 72 NO 6-30
PISO 12
BOGOTÁ
Colombia

Work Department

Competition and Antitrust

Position

Partner of the Competition and Antitrust practice area

Career

He is highly recognized by national and international publications as one of the best lawyers in competition law in Colombia. He has served as advisor and has represented numerous clients in some of the most important and acclaimed cases related with anti-competitive practices, unfair competition, consumer protection and merger controls.

Mr. Miranda has chaired the Law and Economics Department of Javeriana University’s Law School since 2003. He is a Founding Member and Director of the Center for Studies on Competition Law – CEDEC and he has been Professor of Competition Law at Javeriana University, Los Andes University and Externado University among others. Additionally, he has been appointed by the Colombian Competition Authority as a Non Governmental Advisor – NGA – before the International Competition network – ICN–.

Languages

Spanish and English

Education

Mr. Miranda is a graduate from the Javeriana University Lawschool. He specialized in Socioeconomic Sciences at the same University, in Banking Law at Los Andes University and obtained his Masters Degree in Law (LL.M) from Cornell University, where he pursued his studies under a Fulbright Scholarship.

Lawyer Rankings

Colombia > Competition and antitrust

(Leading individuals)

Alfonso MirandaEsguerra Asesores Jurídicos

A top firm for competition and antitrust contentious matters, Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos handles a steady stream of important investigations before the SIC, unfair competition cases and class action litigation related to consumer protection. Recognised as a regulatory powerhouse in the country, the firm has also acted in many complex mergers, and is frequently consulted both by companies – in optimisation and innovation processes– and the government. The 10-strong specialised practice is led by senior partner Alfonso Miranda –who has comprehensively practiced across all sectors of the economy– and Andrés Jaramillo, whose considerable track record includes litigation and arbitration related to unfair trade practices. Competition practice director, associate Daniel Beltrán, is also noted.

Colombia > Corporate and M&A

Competition and public law specialists Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos‘ corporate and M&A area fields four expert partners and is best known for providing specialist tailored advice. Practice head Juan Pablo González, a financial and capital markets specialist is the key practitioner, and the team was further strengthened with the hire of Andrés Parias as corporate and M&A director; a former legal director of the Agricultural Sector Finance Fund (Finagro), he joined from the Superintendence of Securities, where he was a deputy. Fellow co-heads Alfonso Miranda, Felipe Piquero and Andrés Jaramillo are all highly reputed in their specialist areas of competition, litigation and antitrust.

Colombia > TMT

Longstanding heavyweight competition and public law boutique Esguerra Asesores Jurídicos handles a mix of regulatory, commercial and contentious matters for an impressive array of TMT clients, including BT, LG, Telefónica and Comcel.  Alfonso Miranda and Juan Carlos Esguerra, who both have experience in regulatory and legislative public entities, co-lead the eight-strong department along with Andrés Jaramillo; all three are seasoned litigiators. Associate Andrés Felipe Yáñez focuses on telecommunications and is part of the team working on the public procurement process for the country’s code top level domain (CCTLD), ‘.co’. On the consultancy front, the firm advised a telecoms multinational on its business development, specifically regarding carrier, connectivity and data centre services.